Monday, December 8, 2008

But Oh So Worth It!

If you’ve been a reader of this prolific (cough) blog for any length of time, you know that I. Am. So. Spoiled.

Friday night, ThatManILove and I met in Fort Worth, Texas, where we attended my company Christmas party. We woke up, and planned the day.

MLH: What all do we need to do today?

Janie: I’d like to go by Origins and pick up some stuff, then go by the camera store and look at a wide angle lens for the digital. Would that work?

MLH: No problems. Let’s go eat lunch, get it done, and we’ll head to the Omni Mandalay and be there around 3 p.m. to check in and get ready for tonight’s party. We'll even have a bit to rest!

And, off we go. I run into Origins, pick up the things I need, and we head to the camera store in the same shopping center. Except, it is no longer there. So, we search camera stores on the GPS, and head to the nearest one, the Fort Worth Camera Store.

We’re shopping, I’m talking to the Canon rep, and ThatManILove gives me one of those looks that shout I'm about to make a move and you can't stop me!”

MLH: We’re buying that camera. Today.

Janie: Whaaaaaaat? My camera is fine, and almost brand new!

MLH: You’ve really stepped it up with your photography, and I do not want you to be limited in any way. It’s going to be Christmas and Happy Anniversary.

Janie: And my birthday for years to come!

MLH: (laughing) Yeah, well, we’ll see about that.

He also bought me a new lens, plus new Photoshop software (Yahoo! Watch out, world!), and a new flash and diffuser. He said “Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!” It’s kind of neat, because on our wedding day way back then, he bought me a 35mm Canon SLR.
Getting all that took a while; once on the road, we headed to the Omni to rest a bit before readying for the partay. We were pulling into the Omni, turning the corner.

MLH: “What necklace are you wearing with that pretty dress? Did you bring your pearls?”

Janie: (Silence.)

MLH: You forgot your jewelry, didn’t you?

More silence. Look of chagrin. Affirmative head nod. One. Single. Curse. Word. Rhymes with Grit.

MLH: Turn around, girl, head to the Galleria, we need to buy you a necklace.

I did, and he did. A beautiful drop pendant with three diamonds.

I am spoiled rotten by ThatManILove. And I love it!

Oh, yeah. He LOVED LaToya the Sequoia. And he loved my Adrianna Papell dress I bought for the formal party. And he loved my surprise when he bought me the camera and the necklace. And he loved…

Never mind.


Elaine A. said...

My husband didn't buy me a diamond necklace while we were at the Galleria. No. Fair. ; )

Glad you got a new camera - how awesome!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH NIIIIICE... I get massive amounts of dog get a camera and diamonds....hmmm somehow life doesn't seem quite fair!!!

Ann's Rants said...

What a wonderful day. Thanks for showing me some light at the end of the toddlerhood tunnel. Oh I forgot, you're the one who constantly reminds me how things will only get harder...

Vodka Mom said...

you bitch.

Vodka Mom said...

i mean heifer.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I don't care what they say. Being spoiled rotten ROCKS. Now, if we could get your husband to start a blog and we'll get all our husbands to follow it.... WHAT COULD HAPPEN?!?!


scotte said...

okay! I understand that MLH has been dragging down big bucks in the patch. And I know that he has been away from you and home for a looooooooong time. I can see him wanting to suprise you and I am impressed with his class! But----And there is always is one---Do you have to tell every damn woman you know. Us guys already have a bad enough rap . Love ya anyway

scotte said...

See Amy jumped in while I was composing my comment! Ha

Junosmom said...

I look forward to the results - of the new camera that is.

Janie said...

Elaine - I can't believe I missed you at the Galleria! I mean, there were only about a million people there!

nikkicrumpet - now, girl, that is funny!

Ann - I'll start being better, I promise.

VodkaMom - I am shocked, I tell you. Shocked. Heifer yourself.

Amy - without knowing it, you so busted Scott. See his post.

Scott - You know what MLH says...Jane, you don't have to tell everything you know! But when it's this good, senor, who could resist??? AND I don't love you anyway - I love you.

Janie said...

Junosmom - I'll try not to disappoint!!!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I am glad you are spoiled. It is sweet to spoil eachother.

I am confused about where you live.........???

jill jill bo bill said...

Adventure girl- She lives on Fantasy Island. Everything she wants is given to her.
And we better hook up this week so I can key, I mean SEE you new car, new camera, new necklace, yada yada yada.

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Janie said...

Adventure Girl - I live in Midland. Well, I pay taxes there. My real home is a Toyota Sequoia, with frequent stops in a Hampton or Marriott. And no, I'm not a hooker.

Really, I live in Midland, Texas.

Jilly - you crack me up. I'll call you. Who knows, I may even be at the game with you!

Janie said...

Siggybaby - you freakin' rock!

Janie said...

oh, and Siggy - if he were trying to create a real diversion, he'd buy me a Perazzi over and under. Brand new. You can see them at Cabelas...under lock and key. Suhweet.

Pam said...

You didn't tell me about your new acquisitions when we were talking last night! Too cool! Hope to see you later in the week.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ditto what Vodka Mom said first! LOL
You must have "hidden talents"!! Many hidden talents!
Could you have your guy call my guy about the Camera, I will pass on the diamonds..but I would love a new camera and can't wait to hear more about yours and see all the great photos you will now be posting:)

Janie said...

Pam - I'll call when I know what I'm doing.

FarSide - Send me your number, I'll make sure MLH calls your guy!

Valerie said...

You better hold on to ThatManYouLove because acting like that someone's gonna want to steal him away! Where is he going again? lol

i beati said...

I'm taking a course from you girl

Yeti said...

I'm new around here..I really love your style of writing and reading your posts! As for this post, Sounds like you have a great guy..